Secure AFS is an option for storing High Risk Data in a secure, centralized location. Secure AFS is based on AFS (Andrew File System), a distributed networked file system in wide use at Stanford for general data storage.
Use this option when you…
- need to share documents and files over the network with group
- faculty, staff, and students have valid SUNet ID, must be a member of a workgroup
- use AFS file permissions to provide access via workgroup
- store High Risk Data in a secure, centralized location
Example Use Cases
- Dedicated research purpose and/or requirement for Stanford department and group
- AFS storage space is free of charge
- Users get 5 GB of AFS disk space
- Additional disk space is available by request for faculty-sponsored research
- Secure AFS accounts are automatically removed in 18 months period if it doesn’t get renewal.
- Support is provided by UIT Core Infrastructure team.